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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Job Description


**Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state\-of\-the\-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation's security?**

The ISR Electromagnetics \(EM\) & Sensor Technologies Department \(05345\) is seeking an early career Electromagnetics \(EM\)/Radio Frequency \(RF\) engineer with a strong mathematical and Digital Signal Processing \(DSP\) background to support research and development of advanced radar concepts and algorithms\.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Participate in the development of advanced sensor concepts in support of SAR and other programs
+ Innovate in the modeling, design, and development of digital/analog/RF signals and systems in support of radar\-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance \(ISR\) capabilities
+ Collaborate with other researchers in the theoretical analysis, numerical modeling, and experimental testing of state\-of\-the\-art radar hardware and advanced algorithms
+ Solve challenging multi\-disciplinary problems
+ Document and communicate technical results
+ Learn, grow, and innovate with autonomy


+ You have a master’s degree, or higher, in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in EM/RF and DSP, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and/or Applied Mathematics
+ Your background includes experience with commercial RF/microwave circuit simulation and antenna design tools, such as ADS, CST, HFSS, etc\., as well as 3D CAD tools such as SolidWorks and/or Autodesk tools
+ Your skillset includes familiarity with the use of RF/microwave test equipment \(network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, arbitrary waveform generator, RF oscilloscopes, etc\.\), RF circuits and antenna modeling/measurement techniques
+ You bring extensive experience with MATLAB signal processing, as well as general programming experience \(C/C\+\+, JAVA, etc\.\)
+ You have a current and active DOE L Clearance, or higher, with ability to obtain a Q clearance with SCI \(equivalent DOD clearance can also be considered\)


Ideally, your background should also include:

+ Experience with multi\-channel radar system concepts, analysis, and calibration
+ Experience with building and debugging mixed\-signal circuits and systems
+ Experience with MATLAB and its DSP/instrument control features
+ Experience with FPGA implementation of DSP algorithms
+ Experience with image processing methods for target location/recognition
+ Experience with preparing, publishing, and presenting technical information, including patents
+ Proven ability to exercise critical thinking skills in solving complex problems, as well as to work well in team environments
+ Excellent communication and documentation skills

Department Description:

The ISR Electromagnetic \(EM\) & Sensor Technologies Department \(05345\) operates within the “Radar Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance \(ISR\)” business area to develop and field high\-performance synthetic aperture radar \(SAR\) systems, and to support various Nuclear Deterrence \(ND\), Defense Systems \(DS\), homeland security, and interagency programs and R&D initiatives\. We specialize in electromagnetic design, simulation, analysis, and testing activities, including antenna/radar design and development, radar\-cross\-section analysis, and RF systems engineering\. Department 5345 also maintains and operates the “Facility for Antenna and RCS Measurements” \(FARM\) located in the Coyote Test Field area of Kirtland Air Force Base \(KAFB\), as well as the “Facility for Advanced Radar Development” \(FARAD\), an advanced airborne radar test bed capability\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co\-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\*

_World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*These benefits vary by job classification\.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a SCI security clearance\.

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test\.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.

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